A Letter to my Grandfather in Heaven

Dear Granddaddy, So much has happened in the year since you’ve gone to heaven. It is true what they say, that life goes on. You would know that best, having suffered so much loss over the 90 years you were lucky to have been granted for a life on earth. I can’t imagine what it must… Continue reading A Letter to my Grandfather in Heaven

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Nothing has Changed, The Circus

Last night, the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus rolled into Washington, DC. Every year, to celebrate this joyous entertainment occasion, the circus elephants, as well as some other animals and people, parade through the streets of downtown DC in what is called the "Pachyderm Parade." Being the type of person that I am,… Continue reading Nothing has Changed, The Circus

Writing a Novel is Distracting

Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night (say 2AM for those of us who go to bed before 10PM), sat straight up in bed, and thought out an entire set of characters and a plot for a story that you’d never heard before? Did you then take that story and commit… Continue reading Writing a Novel is Distracting

Snow Fall Moments

Like an old filmstrip, my mind reels back to a time when we were all much younger and healthier; a distant memory behind all the haze created by adulthood drama and many nights of drinking too much wine. I can find this frame when I get lost inside myself, sliding down tunnels through memories to… Continue reading Snow Fall Moments